The Oakhurst Community Center was awash with color, style and nostalgia on Saturday as the 10th Annual “Run for the Gold” Classic Car show returned to Oakhurst, sponsored by the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis Club.
The skilled pancake flippers and egg scramblers from the Kiwanis Club served up a great breakfast, the Boy Scouts helped out with serving, bussing tables and just generally lending a helping hand, and the Cadet Corp from Yosemite High handled the parking.
The array of vintage cars was a beautiful sight, and we’re going to share a gallery of these awesome automobiles. But first, the winners!
2012 AWARD RESULTS FOR 10TH ANNUAL “RUN FOR THE GOLD” CLASSIC CAR SHOW
WINNER OF BEST HOT ROD – Ed Pickering from Ahwahnee won $500.00 cash for his ’32 Yellow Ford Sedan
WINNER OF BEST OF SHOW – Mike & Linda Perry from Kerman were $500.00 cash winners for their 1932 Silver/Red Ford Roadster
WINNER KIWANIS CHOICE – Lester Camp from Fresno received $500.00 for his ’57 Green Cadillac El Dorado
SPECIAL TROPHY –BEST PRE ’82 CAMARO – Each year a type of vehicle is selected by Kiwanis to receive a special trophy. This year it was a pre ’82 Camaro.
The winner this year is Brian Cyester from Atascadero for his Teal Green ’67 Chevy Camaro.
BEST OF CLASS AND ADDITIONAL AWARDS
BEST CLUB PARTICIPATION AWARD – Golden State Classics Car Club, Paso Robles, accepted by their representative Russ Johnson – 10 cars in the show
LONG DISTANCE AWARD – Bill & Jackie Feeser, from Redding, Ca traveled 270 miles
BEST INTEREST/ANTIQUE – Bill Keil from Oakhurst (Road Rattlers Car Club) 1914 Red Ford Speedster
BEST CORVETTE – Leon & Graciela Smith from San Jose (San Jose Classic Chevy Club) 2006 Red Corvette
BEST ’55-’57 CHEVY – Russ Johnson from Paso Robles (Golden State Classics Car Club) ’55 Red/Gray Chevy Bel Air
BEST STREET ROD THRU ’34 – Tom & Patricia Rebello from Chowchilla 1932 Green/Beige Ford Roadster
BEST FAT FENDER – Javier Dias from Stockton ’48 Tangerine Chevy Fleetline
BEST ORIGINAL CAR – Arurtur Anderton from Paso Robles ( Golden State Classics Car Club) ’65 Black Ford Mustang
BEST MODIFIED – Lloyd & Donna Sullivan from Danville, Ca, Blue 1966 Chevy Chevelle
BEST PICKUP – James Basinger from Paso Robles ( Golden State Classics Car Club) ’55 Gray Chevy Pickup
BEST CLASSIC T-BIRD – James Gardner from Fresno, ’57 White Thunder Bird
BEST MUSCLE CAR – Frank Bailey from Fresno (San Joaquin Valley Mopars) Red ’71 Plymouth Barracuda
BEST ROADSTER or STREET ROD – Mike & Linda Perry from Kerman 1932 Silver/Red Ford Roadster
BEST STREET ROD ’35 THRU ’40 – Charles Saulsbury from Oakhurst ’36 Black Chevy Coupe
NOT CLASSIFIED AWARD – Jan Williams from Madera ’54 Drop Hatch Blue Jaguar
And now for some of the rest of the field –